This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Gainesville has a very low population density. Gainesville is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Gainesville, FL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Gainesville, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Gainesville has a population density of 2,090, with 100,681 current residents.
Out of the 100,681 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 38% of the residents are married and 62% are single.
- 61% Sun
- 52% Rain
- 0% Snow
68°F average temperature
- 32 years Median home age
- $127,510 Median home price
- -7.84% Home appreciation rate
- 12.98% Annual property tax
As for living in Gainesville, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 61% sunny, 52% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 68°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Gainesville, you should know that 44.3% of homes are owned while 48.1% of homes are rented, and 7.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $127,510, the median age of homes is 32 years, the annual home appreciation is -7.84% and the annual property tax is 12.98%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)8
When looking at the community of Gainesville, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Gainesville’s crime rate is 8 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Gainesville is 29 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 59.99% Democratic, 38.51% Republican, and 1.50% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
88%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
23%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Gainesville, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.50% of residents are unemployed in Gainesville (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Gainesville residents: 10.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 35.40% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.3% are in the customer service field, 26.4% are in the sales field, 0.27% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 88.21%, 9.61% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.15% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 22.50% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Gainesville, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Gainesville have a few different options. 70% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.